Webbing reality: essays on the interaction of metaphysics, logic and language

Di Natale, Marco (2023). Webbing reality: essays on the interaction of metaphysics, logic and language. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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In this thesis, I am going to delve into the intersection of metaphysics, logic and language. I divided my work into two distinct parts. In Part I, I deal with Nathan Salmon’s modal paradox (originally called by him The Four World Paradox). In Part II, I deal with ontological realism and formal languages, paying particular attention to the formal language of standard first-order predicate logic. Chapters 1 (Salmon’s Modal Paradox), 2 (Solving Salmon’s Modal Paradox) and 3 (The Revenge of Salmon’s Modal Paradox) tackle a modal paradox raised by Salmon, which is a paradox about origin essentialism in modal contexts. In Chapters 4 (Ontological Realism and the Linguistic View), 4 (Ontological Realism and the Language-first Methodology), and 5 (Ontological Realism and First-order Predicate Logic) I analyze ontological realism and the methodological role that logic and formal languages should play within this metaontological perspective.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Department of Philosophy
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/13780


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